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Extraterrestrial Etiquette: How Should Humanity Interact with Alien Life?

Humanity should start thinking about how to interact with alien species long before coming into contact with extraterrestrial life, experts say.

Coming up with a strict set of guidelines that govern the way people on future interstellar space missions study and interact with aliens is imperative before anyone blasts off to a distant world, according to attendees at Starship Congress in August.

While a “prime directive” — the rule that prevented Star Fleet officers from interfering with the business of alien life-forms on TV’s “Star Trek” — might be a little extreme, such a rule could help govern interactions between aliens and humans.

“In the event that we discover evidence of intelligent life on another world, that will be a social, cultural and technologically influential event to human affairs which will need to be managed with great care and to ensure our culture and their culture remains intact and not disrupted by this new knowledge,” Kelvin Long, the founder of Project Icarus, said during a panel on Aug. 16.

People traveling to distant stars will be carrying  tangible and intangible aspects of human culture with them, so it should be curated responsibly before being sent to an alien planet, one expert said.

“I think it comes down to how we’re going,” Armen Papazian, the CEO of the International Space Development Hub, said. “Do we trust that this is a beautiful universe, an incredible cosmos? Do we really believe that it’s an amazing landscape, it’s a bed of stars? What do we think we’re going out there to find and are we going to embrace it or are we going to utilize? Are we trying to export our scarcity economics or are we trying to enjoy the abundant cosmos? … Whatever we are here, we’re going to export wherever we go.”

It’s possible that humans in the future will have no desire to land on exoplanets after free-roaming in space for years at a time, Icarus Interstellar president Richard Obousy said.

“I’m not convinced that when we have the capabilities to build starships … that we’ll want to go from one gravitational abyss to another gravitational abyss,” Obousy said. “I’m not convinced that settling on planets or even moons is going to be necessary.”

Humans can’t help but explore and interact with the world around them, Icarus Interstellar’s James Benford said during the panel.

“We won’t leave them alone,” Benford said. “We would like to explore alien ecology extensively to understand if there are any interactions leading to incompatibilities. We would need to establish human research stations to do that because it’s a complex problem. It seems unlikely that there would be interference between separately evolved ecologies, especially if we minimize contamination and wear the appropriate suits.”

Les Johnson, of the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, takes Benford’s ideas a little further. Johnson and his group have developed three moral principles that he hopes will serve as a guide for any interactions with all kinds of extraterrestrial life:

  • Learn all you can learn before risking any kind of direct interaction
  • If it seems to be alive, leave it alone.
  • Avoid bringing samples to the home world because it might not be totally incompatible with our ecosystem.

When developing a strategy for first contact, it might also be important to think about the mental and physical well-being of the aliens with whom humans could come into contact, panel members stated.

Finding out that a more advanced civilization exists somewhere in the universe could be as jarring for humans around the globe as it was for native peoples when the conquistadors came to North America for the first time, Benford said.

“It wasn’t just guns, disease and steel, it was the shock of finding out that you’re not even No. 1, you’re not even No. 3,” Benford said. “That is a thing to really worry about.”

In spite of all of these rules, it will be up to the people on the starship to ultimately enforce or do away with whatever rules were in place before they left the planet.

“A vibrant interstellar civilization will be essentially ungovernable, and that observing such guidelines will be strictly left up to each and every first contact team to obey or not obey at their discretion,” Johnson said. “When someone is several light-years from home and they’ve encountered something they never encountered before, they’re going to be making the decisions regardless of what the guiding moral principles might have been when they left home.”

Source www.space.com

Also published on Medium.

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Philadelphia witness had good view of UFO

South Philadelphia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

by Roger Marsh

A Pennsylvania witness at Philadelphia reported watching a hovering orb that eventually flew away, according to testimony in Case 95886 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was in South Philadelphia at 11 p.m. on October 26, 2018.

“I was holding my three-month-old son and looking out my north facing third floor windows,” the witness stated. “There is an airport nearby and I see loads of helicopters and drones, but this was different than anything I have seen in the seven years that I have lived here.”

The witness said he sees many objects from the master bedroom window on the third floor.

“I have five windows that face north, south, and west and I have no curtains since I like to see the city views. What I saw was a large, bright red, glowing orb about 11-30 feet in diameter that hovered erratically and changed colors every 30 to 60 seconds. It changed from completely red to completely green then completely blue. It was red most of the time and I don’t think it was a sequential pattern I believe it was random because I saw more red and green than blue.”

The witness said the orb was flying east, and then it would hover and stay completely still.

“It then changed direction and flew west very quickly and disappeared. The total viewing was about five minutes. I’ve scoured the news and have seen no other accounts of this which is perplexing because there should be multiple witnesses. South Philly is a busy area on a Friday night because of the cheesesteak places that tourists line up at. I’m hoping someone else out there saw this as well.”

MUFON Pennsylvania Field Investigator William Morse closed this case as an Unknown-Other.

Source: MUFON

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Ecto-1 Returns in Teaser for Secret Ghostbusters Movie

Trailer teases the return of the Ghostbusters with a malfunctioning proton pack and a rusting Ecto-1.

A new Ghostbusters is coming in 2020! It was announced this week with the arrival of this short but effective teaser trailer. It’s an eerie night and spine-tingling music from the original Ghostbusters score is playing as the camera moves past a fence dripping with ectoplasm into an creepy barn where we hear the sound of proton pack that won’t start. And then the wind blows up a tarp to reveal a rusting Ecto-1.

The new film is being directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman who directed the original Ghostbusters.

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Reitman told Entertainment Weekly. “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ’80s happened in the ’80s, and this is set in the present day.”

A rusting Ecto-1 from the Ghostbusters teaser trailer

For those of us who grew up in the 80s, the 1984 Ghostbusters film was probably one of our earliest introductions to the occult, inspiring a lifetime of obsession. Sure, I was disappointed when I learned Tobin’s Spirit Guide wasn’t real, but my hope was renewed when I discovered real occult texts. And of course Ecto-1, a 1959 Cadillac built by the Miller-Meteor company, kick-started a love for hearses.

Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

I probably had not even heard of these things before Ghostbusters.

The new Ghostbusters is set for a 2020 release.

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The BBC cuts an interview after an astrophysicist assures that the space radio signals are of extraterrestrial origin

It seems that the mysterious repetitive radio signals sent from a distant galaxy are giving a lot to talk about. As we already published in the Esoteric and Paranormal World, a team of Canadian scientists detected 13 new rapid radio bursts (FRBs) from deep space, in a discovery that could change our understanding of the universe.

Astronomers detected repetitive FRBs for the second time in history, which experts believe could be a breakthrough by offering scientific evidence of advanced extraterrestrial life. The researchers detailed their latest finding in the journal Nature last Wednesday. Rapid radio bursts are short pulses of radio waves that are supposed to originate from beyond our galaxy, probably billions of light years away from the Milky Way. In radio astronomy, an FRB is what is known as a high-energy astrophysical phenomenon of unknown origin, which manifests itself as a transient radio pulse, which usually lasts a few milliseconds.

But what makes these FRBs so important is that they were first discovered in 2007 when a signal was detected in radio astronomy data collected in 2001. Last summer, for three weeks, the team found another 13 signals using the Experiment radio telescope Canadian Mapping for Hydrogen Intensity (CHIME, for its acronym in English). Dr. Ingrid Stairs, Chime astrophysicist, and professor at the University of British Columbia said that, until now, only one FRB was known that was repeated so knowing that there are others suggests there could be more and could be used to understand these cosmic enigmas, where they are from and what causes them.

And it is this last point that has caused controversy in the scientific community, with some suggesting that they are of natural origin and others claiming that they are clear evidence of the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe. But it seems that you do not want to give voice or vote to scientists who point to this last possibility. And it has been demonstrated during a BBC interview when the presenter interrupted her at the moment when an astrophysicist assured that the rapid bursts of radio detected from deep space could be signs of an advanced extraterrestrial civilization.

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A BBC interview with astrophysicist Elizabeth Pearson was interrupted after she suggested that the radio signals detected beyond the Milky Way are of extraterrestrial origin.

“Then, with these rapid bursts of radio, particularly this one that is repeated, is the second time we’ve found it, we hope we can understand a little better what these things are, ” Dr. Pearson told the BBC.

Astrophysics added that currently, all we know is that it is something that can produce a large amount of energy, such as the combination of black holes or neutron stars.

“Hopefully, when looking at the new rapid bursts of radio, we could establish if it is one of these phenomena. One of the slightly clearer theories is that it could be an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, but it is more a case that we can not rule out what we think it is. “

And at that moment, the news anchor played down the last comment of astrophysics.

“Well, you know, obviously, you say that’s one of the most outstanding theories, that’s the one that’s in everyone’s ears, that’s the headline, thank you,” Joanna Gosling said.

Astrophysics seemed to want to add something to the presenter’s comment and said before being interrupted: “Yes, it’s …”

And mysteriously the audio was cut and removed the image of astrophysics, to the surprise of the viewers.

“Oh, we lost her. But anyway that’s fine, maybe, this is evidence of aliens. We’ll see, “ Gosling added.

alien space radio signals - The BBC cuts an interview after an astrophysics assures that the space radio signals are of extraterrestrial origin

And this curious incident has caused all kinds of reactions on social networks. Conspiracy theorists have publicly denounced that the BBC is part of the media manipulated to hide the truth and in this case, they did not expect astrophysics to comment so freely on the theory that the strange fast radio bursts are of extraterrestrial origin.

Also, that astrophysicist Elizabeth Pearson is not the only one to believe that its origin is artificial. Professor Avid Loeb, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the United States, has been assuring for some time that it is extraterrestrial technology. Although there would be two possibilities, which is really a signal sent intentionally, and the other that suggests that these signals are repetitions of extraterrestrial technology, as energy sails to propel huge ships. However, for some reason that we do not know, it does not matter if the extraterrestrial theory is spread, much less that it is the scientists who do it.

Are the media covering up the truth? Maybe the aliens are among us, infiltrated in society?

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